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Open Water Grill

39450 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
+1 252-305-5287
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Ranked #8 of 30 Restaurants in Avon
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are now open for the 2014 season with a new chef, and a new look! The Open Water Grill is the perfect oasis to unwind from a day full of beach activities! There is something for everyone on our extensive menu, including local NC fresh seafood. We offer live music every weekend and even have a complimentary shuttle service to make sure our guests can relax on their Outer Banks getaway without having to worry about having a designated driver. Come see what all the fuss is about!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wait was a little long and if you like beer then the selection is limited but the food was really good. Go early and the wait isn't as long.

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RBenn018, Owner at Open Water Grill, responded to this review

Hello Heather, my name is Ryan, I am one of the owners of Open Water Grill and likely the chef on the night of your visit. I just wanted to thank you for reviewing our establishment, and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! I do apologize for the wait. This time of year is our off... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The menu selections and descriptions sounded good. OWG only delivered mediocre at best food. My 4 cheese crab Mac and cheese with asparagus made with penne sounded delicious. What I got was elbow mac and cheese resembling a popular store brand product. The crab and asparagus was nearly nonexistent and subpar. Another person ordered the seafood trio. It consisted of... More 

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Beulaville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was the absolute best food we had on our vacation! My husband, my daughter and I got three different entree's and they were all delicious! The clam chowder was some of the best I have ever had! I will definitely be heading back to this restaurant on our next visit to Hatteras!

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Omaha, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stopped there for lunch during the off season. The food was very good, though the menu was somewhat limited because they were entering the off season. Had a wonderful fish sandwich, however, and a piece of key lime pie that was to die for. The waitress was very efficient and friendly.If the weather permits, I highly recommend the outdoor... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Came here early in the week and had a delicious meal and dessert. Came back later in the week for more dessert and coffee (made especially for us, with fresh cream- no package stuff!). Ended up staying on the second visit to enjoy the live acoustic music. The pumpkin cheesecake is divine! Although prices are expensive, (this was our most... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My 2 girlfriends and I ordered 2 desserts: the chocolate cake and the cheesecake. We happily split and enjoyed what we ordered and still took some home! Yum!

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Everyone working here was so friendly and responsive in setting up the whole restaurant just for our group. It set the perfect tone for the wedding weekend ahead and the food was Awesome! We will be back!

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Davenport, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our meal was amazing! Highly recommend the shrimp and grits which my husband had and I LOVED the crab Mac and cheese. My brother in law had the seafood trifecta, fried, and it looked great. He's lived on the island for 16 years and said it is one if the best meals he's had. Beer was nice and cold and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We came here for my birthday dinner. Ketch 55 was having "technical difficulty" and told us they would be 45 minutes or so late opening up, so based on Trip Advisor reviews, we ended up here. We sat outside, it was a little cold, but the water views were worth it. I had the seafood trifecta and my husband had... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

One of the best meals we had during the week. Great service, fully stocked bar, indoor and outdoor seating. Fresh daily seafood options.

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Additional Information about Open Water Grill

Address: 39450 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
Phone Number: +1 252-305-5287
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Delicatessen, Bar

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